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September 2014 Archives

What are the penalties for stealing in school?

From typical academic studies to improving social skills to learning important life lessons, school is considered to be one of the best environment for learning.  Unfortunately, there are some lessons that cannot be taught in the classroom because of their specific nature.

Making DUI penalties stronger unlikely to curb drunk driving

Many people believe that the only way that a criminal learns from his or her mistakes or transgressions is by being severely punished. Laws need to be tougher and the options available to judges need to be expansive so that people who have been accused of committing a crime may suffer the horrible consequences for their actions. So this line of thinking continues, as a result of these consequences the person will learn his or her lesson and never commit a crime again.

Despite acquittal, father accused of murder still facing scrutiny

Imagine that you and your two children are on the side of the road, pushing the family vehicle home after running out of gas, when the unthinkable happens. A mere 100 yards from home, your two children are struck by a drunk driver, killing them instantly. Sometime later, the drunk driver is found dead, believed to have been shot to death.

Even dismissed charges are no guarantee you won't lose your job

As we have said time and again on this blog, criminal charges can not only have an effect on your record but they can also greatly affect your job as well. This point was exemplified recently by the case of NFL running back Ray Rice who was recently fired from the Baltimore Ravens.

Is leaking a nude photo a cybercrime or sex crime?

The recent leak of nude celebrity photographs onto the Internet has piqued the attention of an entire nation this month. Not only does it raise questions about online security but it also raises an important legal question as well: is leaking a nude photo a cybercrime or a sex crime?

Recent Case Results

  • Juvenile Charges

    A juvenile was arrested for 2nd Degree Robbery. After 6 months the case was dismissed.

    A juvenile was arrested for Sexual Battery. After 6 months and 80 hours of Community service, the case was dismissed.

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  • Drunk Driving Offenses

    A client with a 1st DUI arrest. Fearing she would go to jail; lose her license for a year and lose her job. Got a wet reckless and minimal fines.

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  • Drug Charges

    A client with 4 Felony charges on a Transportation Charge, a Attempt to Sell, Possession of Marijuana, (50 pounds), Conspiracy Charge all where reduced to 1 Misdemeanor. No Jail.

    Client was charged with 6 Felony drug possessions. Facing jail time. The results: Client got a deferred entry of judgment and then dismissed.

    Client charged with several felony counts of possession of Marijuana with intent to sell. Client was involved in a medical marijuana grow. Case was reduced and later dismissed.

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  • Sex Crimes

    A client with alleged 2 Felony Sex charges and he faced jail and sex registration. The case was entirely dismissed.

    Client charged with prostitution; facing jail time and sex offender registration. Result: NO JAIL TIME AND NO SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION Deferred Entry of Judgment.

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  • Domestic Violence

    Client charged with domestic violence, with great bodily injury. Case reduced to a misdemeanor with time served.

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